Dune 2 - The Building of a Dynasty
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The planet Arrakis (also known as Dune for its sandy landscape) is the only place in the known universe where Melange (more commonly known as the Spice) can be found. The Spice is the basis of interstellar travel and thus the standard of the Imperial economy. To increase productivity, The Padishah Emperor has invited three powerful Houses (Harkonnen, Atreides and Ordos) to compete against one another economically and bring up spice production. Competition among these houses begins peacefully but soon turns ugly as they battle each other with armed troops, advanced weaponry, and spies. The planet itself is also hostile, with dangerous sandworms inhabiting the spice fields.
Dune II is often considered the first mainstream modern real-time strategy game and established many conventions of the genre. Even though set in Frank Herbert's famous Dune universe, the game is only loosely connected to the plot of any of the books or the films based from them. Controlling either of the three Houses, the player must fight a number of battles against the other Houses. In the early levels, the goal is simply to earn a certain number of credits, while in the later missions, all enemies must be destroyed.
The single resource in the game is the Spice, which must be collected by harvesters. The spice is converted to credits in a refinery, which are then spent to construct additional buildings and units. There are two terrain types: buildings can only be constructed on stone, while the Spice is only found on sand. However, units moving on sand attract the large sandworms of Dune, who are virtually indestructible and can swallow even large units whole. As levels progress, new and more advanced buildings and units are made available, including structures like a radar station, a repair facility or defense turrets and, for units, various ground troops, light vehicles and tanks. Each House can construct one unique special unit, and, after building a palace improvement, can unleash a unique palace effect.
After a mission is completed, the player can select the next mission on a map of Dune. This choice determines the layout of the next map to be played, but has no effect on the overall campaign.
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
- 2014-12-24 03:32:23
- Acorn 32-bit, Amiga
- Westwood Studios, Inc.
- Real-time strategy
- Point and Select
- Virgin Games, Inc.
- Dec, 1992
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic
- Free-roaming camera
- Internet Archive Python library 0.7.5
Subject: Mouse bungled in browser play
Subject: Moving units
Subject: Mouse click fix.
Subject: Mouse and sound are wonky
Subject: can not change to dune2
Subject: Dune 2 The battle for arrakis
And as people already wrote, just move your mousecursor and then, for clicking use the spacebar and for special things the keys like m=move, a= attack, ...
Subject: Не много об управлении
Subject: Good game
Easy controls best game ever
Space is mouse button
P = Place
M= Move selected player
B= Build when selected construct-place
Rest i didnt figure out yet hope this helps :)
Subject: Astonishing game!
Sadly, it is hard to play:
* mouse buttons don't work (the enter/space key can be used instead, but it is not too comfortable)
* distorting sound (clicking, skipping)
* slow - is it possible to speed up?
Fix it please, this game deserves it!
Subject: Great RTS game and nice DUNE atmosphere that's lore accurate
Subject: I have the book
Subject: Atreides trouble
Subject: Possibility to save?
I was surprised that I could save my games as I used to in the original PC version. But of course the savegames are gone once I close my browser. Or is there any way to save your game and come back later? If so, I'd love to know...
(Although would be a fun challenge to play all 9 Levels in a row :-))
Subject: Can't pass the copy protection questions
As one reviewer suggests, use the space bar in place of a left click and everything works very well.
My only problem is the answers to the questions that are the copy protection. You are asked about the specifications and names of various units, but without the booklet I didn't progress further. I may just have to google next time.
Subject: How to play
Subject: Unable to play
Subject: Mouse Issues
Only giving 2 stars because of the unplayability...I've spent countless hours playing this back in the day and more recently through dosbox :).
Hoping it gets fixed so I can get a quick Dune fix here and there :)
Subject: Use RETURN to click.
Subject: This requires input support.
Subject: Its working for mi!
Subject: not working?